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  • Calais migrant crisis: Man dies as Channel Tunnel targeted

    07/29/2015 6:23:55 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/29/2015 | Staff Writer
    A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police have said. Eurotunnel, which says incursions are now a nightly occurrence, said migrants had been removed from the site but freight services were still disrupted. (snip) Lorry driver Sean Swan took 23 hours to travel from the M20 to Calais on Tuesday and said he only got through because he was carrying live fish. "I was given a police escort from Junction 8 all the way to Dover, even after making the officer aware that it was...
  • Syria's embattled president vows to win bloody civil war

    07/27/2015 10:05:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    AP | July 26, 2015 | Bassem Mroue
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  • Chris Froome celebrates his Tour de France victory with trip on a private jet and bacon buttie [tr]

    07/28/2015 11:51:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7-27-15 | Steph Cockroft
    Tour de France winner Chris Froome flew back to the UK on a private jet this morning - before heading straight out for a victory bacon battie. The 30-year-old rider, who clinched the historic win in Paris yesterday, said he tucked into the sandwich for the 'first time in months' as he relaxed into a few days' rest following the three-week race. He told Sky Sports News: 'It’s not only just the Tour, it’s the whole build-up to it. We spend months and months just doing every little thing right and getting every little detail right to try to get...
  • Lesson Learned: Poland, Czech Republic Won't Join "Burning" Euro

    07/27/2015 10:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/27/2015 | Tyler Durden
    With the turmoil in Greece proving once and for all that in the absence of a fiscal union, the EMU simply cannot function or if it does, it will be subject to episodic crises stemming from endemic differences of opinion on fiscal policy, outsiders could be forgiven for looking upon the currency experiment as an abject failure. Indeed, the struggle to secure a bridge loan for Athens last week underscored the degree to which non-euro countries are reluctant to put their taxpayers on the hook for problems which they believe are the result of an ill-fated attempt to unite fundamentally...
  • Twitter Has Just 49 Black Employees And Jesse Jackson Is Mad

    07/27/2015 10:48:52 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | BLAKE NEFF
    Out of Twitter’s 2,910 U.S. employees, only 49 (1.7 percent) are black, and that fact has black activists led by Rev. Jesse Jackson racing to condemn the company. Jackson, who has been pressuring tech companies for years to hire more blacks, told The Guardian black Americans are “becoming intolerant” of Twitter’s slow growth in diversity.
  • The United States Should Ditch NATO and Follow Britain out of Europe

    07/27/2015 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    New York Observer (Opinion) ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bernie Quigley
    Suppose we had a war and Britain didn’t come? Which is sort of what happened in Syria when President Obama, on the advice of Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, declared that we must go in now, this afternoon. No time to discuss. Much as we had heard before in the maelstrom which is the Middle East. Surely, our allies, by which I think we mean Europe, the Atlantic Alliance or “the West,” led of course by our trusty sidekick, Britain, will fall in line. But overnight, the British Parliament voted to just say no. And we...
  • Police 'Covered Up' Serial Killer Who Murdered 18 On London Underground In 1970s

    07/27/2015 5:26:49 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 27th July 2015 | Andy Wells
    'An ex-Scotland Yard detective has made the extraordinary claim that police covered up a serial killer who stalked and murdered 18 people on the London Underground. He apparently killed his victims in the 1970s by pushing them onto the tracks and former policeman Geoff Platt has alleged that police deliberately kept the case from the public so as not to cause widespread panic. Mr Platt said that he listened to Kiernan Kelly confess his crimes to police first hand after he was picked up in 1984 for being drunk and disorderly. Having brutally murdered his cellmate, William Boyd, Kelly allegedly...
  • Jewish educators called to UK authority meeting on Rosh Hashana

    07/26/2015 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/26/15 | Jerry Lewis
    LONDON – While British school inspection authority Ofsted holds respect for minorities high on its agenda, it has set a meeting for independent London schools – including Jewish schools – on Rosh Hashana. Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, has the authority to insist on changes in schools if common standards and regulations aren’t met, and in extreme cases can recommend the closure of schools. It has the power to descend on a school without notice, or minimal notice, to ensure the establishment is up to scratch. High on its agenda is ensuring schools teach...
  • UK: Muslims slash tires of immigration-raid van, shower officers with eggs

    07/26/2015 4:04:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/15 | Robert Spencer
    All the appeasement, all the pandering, all the accommodation, all the bowing before Islamic supremacists, all the hounding and demonization of foes of jihad terror, and this is what the British government gets for it. One might almost get the idea that the Muslims in Shadwell know that British authorities are weak, and have contempt for them. “Welcome to East London: Muslim gang slashes tyres of immigration-raid van before officers showered with eggs from high-rise,” by Michael Powell, The Mail on Sunday, July 26, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A gang of Muslim youths launched an astonishing attack...
  • Clintons' charities got £50million UK foreign aid cash ("distasteful, unacceptable" say Brits)

    07/25/2015 5:26:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 24 replies
    mailonline.com ^ | 7/24/15 | By Daniel Martin and Gethin Chamberlain For Mailonline
    Tens of millions of UK govt aid money has been siphoned through Clinton charities. At least £50 million...amid allegations that foreign governments' donations bought US influence. More than £20 million went to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in 2014, chaired by ex-President; daughter Chelsea is a board member. Since 2011, a total of £48.9 million went to CHAI ....a revelation Brits say is symptomatic that the UK's Dept for International Development (DfID) has too much money; that large amounts are simply handed to charities like the Clintons.....critics are concerned that British taxpayers end up subsidizing Clinton Foundation management costs....
  • British Parliamentarian Quits After Cocaine Prostitute Sting

    07/26/2015 8:59:06 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 26 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 07/26/2015 | David Mack
    Baron John Sewel, who is tasked with upholding standards in the House of Lords, was filmed by a newspaper allegedly snorting cocaine off a prostitute’s breasts.
  • Walker Discovers 5,000-Year-Old Log Path On Moor

    10/07/2005 2:46:04 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,370+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 10-6-2005 | Emma Dunlop
    Walker discovers 5,000-year-old log path on moorFind to shed new light on Neolithic man Emma Dunlop FOR 5,000 years one of the world's oldest ever footpaths has remained a hidden secret, locked deep beneath the earth in South Yorkshire. That was until walker Mick Oliver quite literally stumbled across it while one day traipsing across Hatfield Moor, near Doncaster, shortly after it was re-opened to walkers in October last year. "I looked down and I could see a straight line. I thought, that's unusual, maybe it's a bog oak – a fossilised tree – so I'll go and have a...
  • Banned staff revealed to be teaching at Trojan horse school

    07/25/2015 6:19:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/25/15 | Andrew Gilligan
    At least two teachers accused of involvement in the Trojan Horse plot to “Islamise” Birmingham schools have been reinstated by the academy at the heart of the scandal, despite being banned from the teaching profession. Shakeel Akhtar, the assistant principal of Park View School, and Saqib Malik, director of student progress, have in recent weeks resumed teaching children in class, in a move that has been heavily criticised by other staff and is understood to have contributed to at least two resignations. Both men are among more than a dozen teachers allegedly involved in the plot who are still subject...
  • ‘Jihadi John’ allegedly flees Islamic State, fears he too will be beheaded

    07/25/2015 5:05:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/25/15 | Kellan Howell
    The Islamic State executioner known as Jihadi John has allegedly fled the militant group’s territory and gone on the run in Syria. Sources told British newspaper The Mirror that Mohammed Emwazi was terrified by the publicity he received after he was identified as the murderer of British and American hostages in some of the militant group’s videos and feared he was being hunted down. The newspaper reported that the British radical is on the run because he is afraid he is no longer valuable to the Islamic State group. British and American special operations forces are in Iraq and Syria...
  • Londonderry to be renamed Derry as Unionists cry foul (Northern Ireland)

    07/25/2015 3:26:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Irish Central ^ | July 24, 2015 09:04 AM | Cathy Hayes
    The Derry City and Strabane District Council have voted in favor of moving to officially changing the name of Londonderry to Derry. Unionists are describing the decision, voted upon on Thursday evening, as “sectarian” and “disgusting.” The vote passed with the full support of Sinn Féin, the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and the Independent councillors, despite opposition from the minority unionist block. The council will now write to Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan of the SDLP, on how to go about the change. Durkan is himself a native of Derry. According to TheJournal.ie, 28 councillors voted to seek...
  • Eurotunnel warns of lengthy delays due to ‘migrant activity’ (France)

    07/25/2015 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:00AM BST 25 Jul 2015 | Camilla Turner
    Passengers using the shuttle to cross the channel face hours of delays following a brief suspension of services due to migrant activity at the French side of the Tunnel. On Saturday morning, those booked to take their vehicle to the continent were being warned of an hour delay to check in and a further four hours before departure. Frustrated car passengers in Folkestone—including local residents and people trying to go on holiday—face hours of queues. Eurotunnel suspended services for a brief period shortly before midnight due to “migrant activity”, adding that French authorities were dealing with the situation. …
  • Wife yelled 'She's only 18 years-old!' before driving at cheating husband

    07/24/2015 3:56:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/24/15
    An angry wife drove her car at her teacher husband after discovering his affair with an 18-year-old former pupil. Barnado's charity worker Maria Addis, 34, knocked down husband Mark, 37, after learning about his fling with the teenager. A court heard mother-of-two Addis shouted: "She's only 18 years old" - before driving at the PE teacher with her Chevrolet car. Rugby player Mr Addis, her husband of 15 years, was confronted by his wife over his love affair with teenager Lucy Gill. Barnardo's worker Addis was due to stand trial for dangerous driving - but changed her plea to avoid...
  • Barack Obama says Britain must stay in EU [and that's an ORDER!!]

    07/23/2015 7:13:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/23/15 | Barney Henderson
    “(The EU) is part of the cornerstone of institutions built after World War Two that has made the world safer and more prosperous. “We want to make sure that the United Kingdom continues to have that influence,” Mr Obama told the BBC, reinforcing the importance Washington places on the UK remaining in the EU. He has previously acknowledged the need to try and “fix what is broken” with the EU before breaking the relationship. Mr Obama said David Cameron was an outstanding partner and praised the Government for committing earlier this month to Nato's defence spending pledge of two per...
  • Afghanistan war hero taking his first steps towards his dream of walking [tr]

    07/23/2015 11:36:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/23/15 | Glanfield
    Sergeant Rick Clement lost both legs after stepping on IED in Afghanistan Soldier, 35, has spent five years coming to terms with life-changing injury He has now taken first steps with the help of two £50,000 mechanical legs Hopes to walk to the Cenotaph to lay Remembrance wreath for his charity With concentration etched deeply on his face, Rick Clement takes one faltering step after another. Clinging to the handrails for support, this is the incredibly moving moment the Army sergeant determinedly takes his first steps since being blown apart by a Taliban bomb. Having never thought he’d walk ever...
  • RAF fighter plane numbers to reach 'all-time low' (since 1918)

    07/23/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 July 2015
    The number of RAF fighter planes is set to fall to the lowest in its history, defence experts have warned. Defence analysis group IHS Jane's said the RAF could be left with 127 combat jets by the end of the decade as 87 Tornados and the first tranche of 53 Typhoon jets are due to be retired. It would leave the RAF with its fewest number of fighter planes since 1918. The Ministry of Defence said the RAF "has and will have" the aircraft it needs to meet its global commitments. The government also says it is increasing the defence...
  • 'Oldest' Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

    07/22/2015 1:16:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 July 2015 | Sean Coughlan
    What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university library for almost a century. The British Library's expert on such manuscripts, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, said this "exciting discovery" would make Muslims "rejoice". The manuscript had been kept with a collection of other Middle Eastern books and documents, without being identified as one of the oldest fragments of the...
  • Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mid East

    07/22/2015 9:00:06 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Debka ^ | July 22, 2015
    In defiance of the international arms embargo, Iran last week placed an order with Moscow for a huge fleet of 100 Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft (NATO: Midas) for refueling its air force in mid-flight, thereby extending its range to 7,300 km. This is reported exclusively by DEBKAfile from its military and intelligence sources. The transaction runs contrary to the terms of the nuclear accord the six world powers and Iran signed in Vienna earlier this month. These tanker planes can simultaneously refuel six to eight warplanes. Their acquisition brings Israel, 1.200km away – as well the rest of the...
  • Shocking pictures of the appalling conditions thousands of migrants are forced to endure..Greek [tr]

    07/22/2015 8:20:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tim MacFarlan
    Thousands of desperate migrants are camping out on roundabouts amid squalid camps overflowing with rubbish on the Greek holiday islands of Lesbos and Kos. Around 5,000 people have arrived in Lesbos in the past few days and many are forced to sleep outside amid broken glass and piles of rubble without access to water, shelter, toilets or medical care. Shocking images taken at the official Moria camp near the main town of Mitlini show filthy and overflowing latrines strewn with discarded plastic bottles and tents perched next to piles of rubbish.
  • Decades of European Media Bias Against Israel

    07/22/2015 2:48:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:06 AM | Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
    The strong bias that many European media hold against Israel has been documented for decades by a great variety of analysts. One of the first to do so was The Jerusalem Post editor David Bar-Illan. He gave many examples of media prejudice in his book, Eye on the Media, published in 1983 and based on his columns in the daily. […] During an interview some ten years after the publication of his book, Bar-Illan told me that the BBC was “by far the worst offender when it comes to Israel.” He said that there were hundreds of examples of BBC...
  • Europe Is Partying Like It's 1939

    07/21/2015 12:18:03 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 21 July 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    When traveling through Europe accompanied by a copy of Martin Gilbert’s magisterial one-volume biography, “Churchill: A Life,” you cannot ignore the parallels between today and the 1930s. With the enemies of freedom prowling along on the periphery of civilization and the economy wobbling, the West once again finds itself at an existential crossroads. This time, there is no Winston Churchill to set us upon the road toward victory. Europe is different from when I first lived there in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was not as superficially wealthy then, although this time I rarely wandered far from where...
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • Immigrants More Likely To Claim Benefits, Be Jobless Or On Low Wages, Says Report

    07/20/2015 10:32:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 20, 2015
    Immigrants More Likely To Claim Benefits, Be Jobless Or On Low Wages, Says Report By David Barrett, 21 Jul 2015 Foreigners are more likely to be claiming benefits, be jobless or in low-wage work, according to “ground-breaking" research which contradicts rival claims that immigration is good for Britain's economy. MigrationWatch, the pressure group which campaigns for tougher immigration rules, said five million foreigners have “weaker” economic performance than UK-born residents. • New immigration figures prompt 'back door to Britain' fears Those who are either not working, lower-paid or claiming hand-outs outnumber by two to one the foreign nationals whose economic...
  • UN approves accreditation for Palestinian Return Center

    07/20/2015 11:20:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2015 11:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The United Nations approved U.N. accreditation Monday for the London-based Palestinian Return Center in a defeat for Israel which claims the organization is affiliated with Hamas and “openly promotes terrorism.” The center, which describes itself as an independent consultancy dedicated to find a solution for the Palestinian refugees in accordance with international law, has denied the Israeli allegations. It announced last Friday that it was starting legal action against Israel’s U.N. Mission for alleged defamation. […] Israel’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador David Roet said before the vote that the center “is not what it claims to be.” Roet said world media...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Queen veers onto grass verge to avoid young family

    07/20/2015 4:30:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 74 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-20-2015 | Victoria Ward
    The Queen, apparently impatient to get to church, veered onto a grass verge to avoid a family strolling through Windsor Great Park. The monarch took to the wheel of a Jaguar X-type estate as she drove herself down the Long Walk on the Windsor estate on Sunday. But when she found her path blocked by the young family, she clearly felt she did not have time to wait for them to get out of the way. Despite diverting around them, the Queen, who is said to be furious over the leaking of a home movie of herself as a child...
  • Canada’s last destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, sidelined by engine problems amid fears for its future

    07/20/2015 10:54:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Postmedia News ^ | July 20, 2015 | David Pugliese
    Canada’s last destroyer is temporarily sidelined after a series of engine problems and other technical issues on the 43-year-old vessel caused senior navy leaders to worry the ship might not be able to continue operating. HMCS Athabaskan, the flagship of the country’s Atlantic fleet, is undergoing a series of repairs in Halifax, according to Royal Canadian Navy documents leaked to Postmedia. Earlier this year, the ship broke down in Florida because of engine problems. It later broke down in the Caribbean, again because of engine issues. HMCS Athabaskan sailors have contacted Postmedia to point out a litany of problems, including...
  • 60 Minutes Australia: Special Investigation Spies Lords and Predators(UK powerful pedophiles)

    07/20/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Australia's 60Mins Special Investigation exposing the dark secrets of Britain's most powerful (pedophiles) men.
  • Germany is feasting on the rest of Europe

    07/19/2015 3:08:56 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 19, 2015 | Corey Stern
    The situation in Athens seems to have calmed down, but former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke thinks Europe has an even bigger issue to worry about: Germany. In a blog post on Friday, Bernanke wrote that the failure of the eurozone as a whole is very much related to the "highly asymmetric outcomes" among member nations. In other words, Bernanke is attributing Europe's woes to the fact that countries like Germany are benefiting at the expense of the monetary union's weaker members, like Greece, Spain, and Italy. Bernanke points to unemployment rates as a clear sign of the disparity in...
  • 'Fifty girls' taken from UK to Somalia for FGM

    07/19/2015 2:03:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/17/15
    Reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation are being investigated by Scotland Yard.Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Tonge contacted the Metropolitan Police after spotting a large group of girls on a flight from Heathrow last Saturday.The girls were said to be aged 11 to 17 and with their mothers or grandmothers.It comes as Bedfordshire Police secured the UK's first FGM protection order, preventing two girls from going abroad.The Metropolitan Police said officers from the Specialist Crime and Operations Command were investigating Lady Tonge's report.Speaking to the BBC, Lady Tonge said the...
  • Britain Should Invade The Islamic State Says Former Military Boss Lord Richards

    07/19/2015 12:55:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Andre Walker
    WESTMINSTER, United Kingdom – The former head of the British Military has called for the UK and her allies to invade the Islamic State. Lord Richards told the BBC's Andrew Marr programme the current allied strategy of air strikes and support for Kurdish fighters was “woefully insufficient.” He said the strategy was “firing up” the Islamic State because it was “dribbling” rather than “clouting” the terrorist nation. Richards went on to say: “Sooner or later tanks are going to have to roll, there is going to have to be troops on the ground…. The current strategy won't work in the...
  • WWII Second Lieutenant Queen Elizabeth Is Not A NAZI

    07/19/2015 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Andre Walker Walker
    They say some people are born great, whilst others have greatness thrust upon them. Perhaps one of the least likely 20th century heroes is HM The Queen, a woman whose father was forced to become King because of his brother's dereliction of duty. Had her uncle not wanted to marry Wallis Simpson our Queen would not be the woman who symbolizes Britain, but instead would have lived life as a minor Royal attracting little interest from the public. The abdication of King Edward VIII gave Princess Elizabeth's immediate family the most poisonous of all poisoned chalices. Her father had a...
  • Queen Elizabeth 'livid' at betrayal after Nazi salute footage of her as a young child emerges

    07/19/2015 7:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 07/18/2015 | RACHAEL BLETCHLY
    Demanding to know how the private images got out of the collection in Windsor Castle, the Queen said she felt “betrayed” by “deliberate mischief making”. The nation rallied behind the Queen as she was rocked by cruel Nazi smears. The 89-year-old was said to be “livid” when courtiers told her footage showing her and the Queen Mother giving mock Nazi salutes in 1933 was released to a newspaper by someone with access to the highly restricted Royal Archive. Demanding to know how the private images got out of the collection in Windsor Castle, she said she felt “betrayed” by “deliberate...
  • Photo of Queen Elizabeth II Giving Nazi Salute as Child Shocks Britain

    07/19/2015 1:49:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    UPI ^ | July 18, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "No one at that time had any sense how it would evolve. To imply anything else is misleading and dishonest," a royal representative said.A British tabloid newspaper has sparked controversy by publishing an old photograph of Queen Elizabeth II -- then as a 6-year-old girl -- appearing to give the Nazi salute around the time Adolf Hitler rose to power. The photo was published on Saturday by the Sun. It is a black and white image taken in the early 1930s that British officials say was taken from a private home movie. The photo surprised some and sparked criticism from...
  • Aubrey Morris, 'A Clockwork Orange' Actor, Dies at 89

    07/17/2015 1:15:49 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 31 replies
    Yahoo/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/17/15 | Cheryl Cheng
    Aubrey Morris, the character actor who played probation officer Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, has died. He was 89...
  • Debt-choked Greece seeks solar bonanza

    09/05/2011 3:29:55 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 26 replies
    Athens News ^ | 9/5/2011
    Sun-baked and debt-choked Greece presented on Monday a plan to become Europe's solar energy powerhouse, attracting up to 20 billion euros of investment in the decades to come to lift its economy out of the doldrums. The cash-strapped country regards clean energy as one of the few advantages of its uncompetitive economy, which is going through its longest and deepest recession in decades as a result of a debt crisis. The ambitious plan, called "Project Helios", involves multiplying Greek solar power production from 206 megawatts (MW) in 2010 to 2.2 gigawatts (GW) by 2010 and up to 10 GW by...
  • Leading The Charge: Twice As Many Horses As Tanks In British Army

    07/17/2015 5:14:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Forces.tv ^ | 2015-07-13
    Amid ongoing changes to the British Army under the banner of austerity, the bemusing statistic of four legged firepower outweighing the heavy metal variety persists. Recently, the Conservative Defence Minister Lord Astor admitted: “The Army currently has 485 horses, serving in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Household Division and at the Defence Animal Centre." The last time horses were used in a combat role by the British Army was World War I, when a million were sent to the frontline and only about 62,000 survived. During World War II, General Orde Wingate and...
  • As Kerry Recalled His War Experience at End of Iran Talks, ‘Everyone Had Tears in Their Eyes’

    07/16/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/15/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – In the closing minutes of the Iran nuclear negotiations in Vienna this week, Secretary of State John Kerry made a comment about having gone to war as a young man and not wanting to do so again, leaving everyone in the room, including the Iranians, with “tears in their eyes.” Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the talks, recounted the moment while addressing the annual Generation Prague Conference at the State Department on Wednesday. Sherman said that in the final plenary session, with the media out of the room, each of...
  • Town centre booms after thieves smash up every parking meter

    07/16/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 12 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | 07/16/2015 | ALIX CULBERTSON
    Cardigan Council bosses have been struggling to find £22,500 needed to repair the four pay-and-display machines in the Welsh town's main carpark - much to the delight of shopkeepers who have reported a rush of shoppers enjoying hours of free parking. The vandalism has accidentally exposed the fact that parking meters, far from generating revenue for a town, appear to cripple trade and kill town centres. Locals and visitors to the picturesque town with a Norman castle have been thronging the town which had previously seen a dearth of shoppers due to having to pay for a limited amount of...
  • Ashkenazi Jews descend from 350 people, study finds

    07/15/2015 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 100 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Andrew Tobin
    ‘Bottleneck’ dates back 600 to 800 years, genome analysis shows; researcher says among population ‘everyone is a 30th cousin. Illustrative photo of Ashkenazi Jews, taken from Nurit Ben Sheetri's 'The Redheads' exhibit at Dizengoff Center (courtesy Nurit Ben Sheetrit) A new study concludes that all Ashkenazi Jews can trace their ancestry to a “bottleneck” of just 350 individuals, dating back to between 600 and 800 years ago. The study, published in the Nature Communications journal Tuesday, was authored by Shai Carmi, a computer science professor at Columbia University, and more than 20 medical researchers from Yale, Columbia, Yeshiva University’s Albert...
  • Sixty Britons killed after joining Isil fighters in Syria and Iraq

    07/15/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 14, 2015 | Claire Newell and Edward Malnick
    MORE than 60 Britons have died while fighting for Islamic terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. The figure, confirmed by government sources, is twice that reported last year and suggests a sharp increase in the rate of British fighters killed in the service of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Experts say the new death toll means that nearly one in 10 of the estimated 700 British jihadists who have gone to Syria has been killed or has killed themselves in suicide attacks since the conflict started drawing in British foreign fighters in 2012....
  • UK Woman Groomed at 10 for Marriage, Speaks for 'Honor' Crime Victims

    07/15/2015 11:19:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 14, 2015 | Katie Nguyen
    Asma was only 10 when her parents, who had migrated to Britain from Pakistan, began grooming her for marriage. Before long, learning to cook, clean and be a good wife were more important than her homework and the rest of her education. "I was living in ... England but it felt like I was living in Pakistan," Asma said on Tuesday, recalling how she was forbidden to ride a bicycle, go to the cinema or wear Western clothes for fear of bringing dishonor to her family.
  • Long-haul flight times 'increasing due to global warming'

    07/14/2015 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Victoria Ward
    <p>Long-haul flights are getting longer due to stronger winds caused by global warming, according to a study.</p> <p>Scientists linked a small increase in return-journey times of long-haul flights with an increase in the variation of the jet stream, the high altitude air that flows from west to east.</p>
  • Sanctions on Iran's oil sector (Congress can't stop the EU from now doing business with Iran

    07/14/2015 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies
    Reuters via Gulf News ^ | 7/14/2015 | Staff
    Iran and six world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender". Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the US, European Union and the UN would be lifted in return for Iran agreeing [sic] to long-term curbs on a nuclear programme that the West has suspected was aimed at creating a nuclear bomb. ... The EU has also imposed sanctions prohibiting trade with Iran's oil sector. This includes any business with any part of Iran's energy sector or...
  • atch: UK Labour MP Snaps When Challenged over Hamas 'Friends'

    07/13/2015 11:36:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/15 | Ari Soffer
    One of the candidates to lead Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has come under scrutiny for comments he once made calling Islamist terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah his "friends." As the Labour leadership race heats up, Corbyn has seen his controversial comments - and his decision to invite members of the terrorist groups to parliament in the first place - come back to haunt him, with the topic being brought up in successive interviews Monday. But it seems the grilling was a little too much for Corbyn, who finally snapped during this interview with Channel 4: Video He is one...
  • Climate change activists protest on Heathrow runway

    07/13/2015 6:03:18 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 20 replies
    MSN|News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Justin Tallis
    <p>A group of climate change activists staged a protest on one of London Heathrow airport's two runways on Monday, causing minor delays to flights, the police and airport officials said.</p> <p>"A group of people have breached the airport perimeter fence and are currently staging a protest on the northern runway," the airport said in a statement.</p>